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Last updated: 21 September 2018
Fecha:martes 9 febrero 1937
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A-197
Operador:United Airlines
Registración: NC16073
Numéro de série: 1913
Año de Construcción: 1936
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 8
Total:Fatalidades: 11 / Ocupantes: 11
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:3 km (1.9 milles) NE de la costa de San Francisco Municipal Airport, CA (SFO) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Burbank-Union Air Terminal (BUR/KBUR), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:San Francisco Municipal Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:Trip 23
Crashed into San Francisco Bay while on approach. The co-pilot dropped his microphone which jammed the controls, preventing the pilot from pulling out of the glide. Nine passengers and three crew died.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Accidental jamming of the elevator controls as a result of a microphone being inadvertently dropped and lodging in such a position that the crew was unable to prevent rapid descent of the airplane."


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Burbank-Union Air Terminal to San Francisco Municipal Airport, CA as the crow flies is 521 km (326 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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